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My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:07 am

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Houston we have a problem.

Time to pull out the vacuum cleaner and see if the heatsink has unseated itself.... :/
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Re: My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:17 am

My money's on a dead or dying fan. The Phenom 9550 that runs my web box got up to 100C when the fan seized up (but it kept on running, and appears to have suffered no permanent damage).
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Re: My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:44 am

No i just looked inside my case and the entire cpu heatsink has every bit of space that should be empty full of dust...

Anybody have a method for cleaning this without having a can of co2 lying around?
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Re: My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:53 am

I use the vacuum, though some say it can cause static. It may not be the wisest choice, but it's worked fine for me.
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Re: My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:55 am

derFunkenstein wrote:I use the vacuum, though some say it can cause static. It may not be the wisest choice, but it's worked fine for me.


How close do you let the nozzle get to the heatsink? Right on top of it?

Running the vacuum in suck mode?

Just unplug everything right?
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Re: My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:57 am

derFunkenstein wrote:I use the vacuum, though some say it can cause static. It may not be the wisest choice, but it's worked fine for me.


Compressed air's probably a safer option.
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Re: My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:08 am

I actually use both - canned air to blast the dust loose, and a vacuum (held several inches away) to suck up as much of the resulting dust cloud as possible.
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Re: My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:10 am

yogibbear wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:I use the vacuum, though some say it can cause static. It may not be the wisest choice, but it's worked fine for me.


How close do you let the nozzle get to the heatsink? Right on top of it?

Running the vacuum in suck mode?

Just unplug everything right?


I normally use a 1/2" paint brush to break to dust up and a vacuum to remove it... you don't have to get it perfect as anything is better than completely clogged.

if you use an air duster it'll be worth taking it outside :wink:
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Re: My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:12 am

OMFG. I Should have done this SOONER.

Idle temps from 75 down to 45.

Load down from 102 to 55.

RIDICULOUS! All it took was 1 minute with a vacuum cleaner....

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Re: My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:41 am

That's a lot of dust!!!!
I use a air compressor, but i make sure its completely drained of any water inside and not blowing out condensation before using it. then i let the PC sit for a while before hooking it back up to power just to be safe no moisture got into anything.

Also with 150psi of air pressure its very wise not to allow any fans at all to free spin with that amount of air force, it can easily kill a fan, i know 1st hand...like a fool back in 2003 i killed a ati 9700 or 9800pro fan by letting it free spin to probably 15000+ rpms, it made a awesome zipping noise and cleaned it very well but. Needless to say it never worked again.
Now whenever i blow out my fans i use a qtip or toothpick to keep the fan from free spinning above a hundred rpms or so.
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I only use the vacuum with the brush on my h60 radiator....never on a circuit board with the air rushing by the bristles you are bound to build up a decent electrical charge just from the air being pulled by the brush, so using it on a board of any type you are asking for trouble.
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Re: My CPU is errr... HOT! :)

Postposted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:48 am

This is why I am a fanatic about dust filters and blocking all extra holes in my cases.
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